Notice of race

Graham Wallis Trophy

Thursday 11th July 2019

Organising authority
East Anglian Offshore Racing Association Haven Ports Yacht Club Royal North Sea Yacht Club Ostend

NOTICE OF RACE – PART 2

GRAHAM WALLIS TROPHY

THURSDAY 11th JULY 2019

Harwich to Ostend

EAORA Overall Series

EAORA Offshore Regatta

Organising Authority: East Anglian Offshore Racing Association. Haven Ports Yacht Club & Royal North Sea Yacht Club, Ostend.

Prize giving: At the Royal North Sea Yacht Club on Friday 12th July 2019.

High Water: Harwich; 0735 BST 3.6M Oostende; 0820 BST 4.7M and 2048 4.5M (add 1 hour for Belgium Summer time)

General Conditions for Entries: All Entrants must comply with the requirements of the EAORA Notice of Race Part 1.

Safety: ISAF Special Regulations Category 3 with a Category 2 Life Raft.

Warning Signals: The first warning signal will be at 0655 BST; Refer to the EAORA Notice of Race Part 1 for Class Handicaps.

Start Line: A line between the foremast of the Committee Vessel and the Harwich Town Sailing Club’s Beacon Hill racing mark (located approximately 2 cables north of the seaward end of Dovercourt breakwater).

Course A: Cliff Foot (P); Landguard (P); Medusa (P); S. Cork (P); North East Gunfleet (S); Black Deep (S); Long Sand Head (S); Twin (S); Middelkerke Bank (S); Oostendebank-West buoy (P); Buitenstroombank buoy (S); Finish Line.

Course B: The Course will be announced on VHF channel 72 at least 30 minutes prior to the time check signal.

Finish Line: The Finish Line is a line extending from the O3 Buoy (Green) to the Binnestroombank Buoy. Yachts must record their own time when crossing the line with the Binnenstroom Bank Buoy bearing 225° M. (For reference: The approximate position of the Binnenstroombank Buoy is 51 14’.47N 02 53’.65E)

AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS A yacht shall not enter an area designated as an obstruction. Obstruction Co-ordinates of Vertices (Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) or Description TSS – Sunk Traffic Separation Scheme South A – 51 42.09N / 01 43.05E B - 51 42.38N / 01 50.08E C - 51 38.17N / 01 43.45E D - 51 38.45N / 01 50.48E

Trophies: Graham Wallis Trophy and EAORA Glassware

Entries Close: Thursday 04th July 2019

Charts: 1975; 1406; 1872; 1873 and Imray C1,C30

ENTRY FEE: £75 if entering this race only, includes mooring fee at Ostend. Refer to the Offshore Regatta Notice of Race Part 2 for the other races and regatta entry fees.

Late entries accepted at the discretion of the Organising Authority. Electronic Payment to EAORA - Sort Code: 20-54-30 - Account: 90347035 (Reference – Race & Boat Name)

Race HQ: Prior to 10th July 2019 EAORA chairman, Equity House, 4-6 Market Street, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AH Email: eaora1949@gmail.com

Race HQ: After 10th July 2019 Principle Committee Vessel accompanying the race fleet. See the Offshore Regatta Sailing Instructions for details

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